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My chicks are 1 week old, can I give them treats?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by connor97, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. connor97

    connor97 Chirping

    I was wondering what are some good treats to feed them every once and a while?
    Yesterday I found some worms in the garden and they went nuts over them ! Is it okay that I feed them worms or could this possibly hurt them since they are so little?
     

  2. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Songster

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    I don't know if the worms are good or bad for them, but I do know a good treat for them. Every once in a while when I have baby chicks I give them blended up uncooked oatmeal instead of their usual feed.
     
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  3. 20736

    20736 Songster

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    Yeah, if they were out in the yard they would eat all kinds of bugs. I give mealworms so they learn early not to bite my fingers and be gentle.
     
  4. what did I do

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    Worms are fine. Just make sure they have some grit to go with the worms.
     
  5. friendlyfowl97

    friendlyfowl97 In the Brooder

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    When my girls were babies they loved yogurt, mealworms and scrambled eggs. If you cant get grit right now and still want to give them a treat, yogurt is the best way to go [​IMG] It's so funny and entertaining watching them run around with sticky yogurt beards[​IMG]
     
  6. Shades of Blue

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    I gave my 15 chicks that were a week old a tablespoon of cooked rice with a tsp. of sour cream. It was just enough they all got a few pieces of rice each and the sour cream is good for digestion. I usually wait for almost another week before giving them anything else in the treat line. You don't want to overdue it. I agree if they were outside with a mama hen they would be eating all kinds of worms and such.
     

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